Oswego County’s New Regional Market To Be Tobacco Free

Oswego County’s very own Regional Market is collaborating with Tobacco Free Network of CNY to launch this venue as tobacco free to benefit the health of vendors and customers, as well as keep the grounds free of tobacco litter.

Christopher Jones, owner, said that Tobacco Free Network of CNY is, “an amazing program to improve the health of New York. The technical assistance and materials being free makes it even better.”

Tobacco Free Network of CNY works with local businesses, property managers, and municipalities to implement tobacco-free policies at no cost.

Starting on June 7, the market will be open to the public every Wednesday from 3:30 to 8 p.m. through September 27.

Vendors will have a wide selection of fresh fruits, vegetables, sweets, meats, crafts and furniture.

This seasonal market will accept SNAP, Fresh Connect, WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program to further encourage healthy choices.

The Regional Market will feature live entertainment, hot food vendors (Phat Kat’s Taco Truck, Chuck Wagon, Garafolo’s), and wine tastings offered by 4 local wineries.

The market is located at J&M Warehouse on Route 104 in New Haven, and shuttles will be provided to and from Oswego, courtesy of Shawn Walker and the “D-Bus.”

The market is also a designated Toys for Tots drop off location, accepting both toy and monetary donations.

For more information about the Oswego County Regional Market, please visit www.ocrmny.com, or “Like” the market on Facebook for regular updates.

Tobacco Free Network of CNY is one of 25 statewide Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities contactors working to change the community environment to support New York State’s tobacco-free norm.

Our objectives are: Point of Sale: Reduce the negative impact of tobacco product marketing and price; Tobacco Free Outdoors: Increase the number of local laws and voluntary policies that prohibit tobacco use in outdoor areas; Multi-unit Housing: Decrease secondhand smoke exposure in multi-unit housing, with emphasis on policies that protect the health of low-income residents; Smoke Free Media: Promotes policies that reduce tobacco use imagery in youth-rated movies, the internet and social media.

For more information, please contact [email protected]